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Sarcophagidae? --> Winthemia quadripustulata (Tachinidae), male
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Posted on 23-05-2024 16:16

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a few days ago, I took some pictures of a medium sized fly on a leaf in our garden. It has some red/orange markings that made me curious. I think it could be a Sarcophagidae (Sarcophaga sp.), but the red markings and the "furry collar" generate some doubts. Is that really a Sarcophagidae?

Germany, Southern Bavaria, Munich (-West), leaf in garden, 191.05.2024, app. 8-10 mm (I don't really remember the size, but that should be ok, more or less)

Greetings, Uli
ukursawe attached the following image:

Edited by ukursawe on 23-05-2024 17:51
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Tachinidae, probably tribe Winthemiini.

European Sarcophagidae have bare eyes.
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Posted on 23-05-2024 17:27

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Male Winthemia quadripustulata, I think.

Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 23-05-2024 17:49

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Hi John & Eric!

Thanks for the correction/determination. The hint with the hairy eyes is pretty useful, I was not aware of that.

According to the images of Winthemia quadripustulata in the internet, it is certainly a very good match. The light brown scutellum and the reddish spots on the second segment are all there.

Thanks again & greetings, Uli
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